I've seen a device that plugs in between a PC and the phone line that allows multiple PCs to share the same internet connection. How does that affect IPs? Does each PC on the connection have it's own IP?
I ask because I'm addressing the issue of banning IPs from my site.
I cant be exactly sure, but I think, they will have a common IP address but may have a different node or port through which they connect to the net.
Something like 188.8.131.52:23223
Well yeah, you have several IP's in your network, but to the outside you only have one IP-address. Are you concerned about gaming or other things like 'one account per IP'?
I could see a problem with steam there, I have a network but can only play it on one at a time.
I have two computers on a router with a third coming soon, And after what I've seen, The IP is the same except for the fact that the last digit is diferrent. eg. 22.22 on PC A, 22.23 on PC B.
From where I'm posting, there are hundreds of computers connected to the internet through one IP.
If you were to ban someone like me, you would just ban the proxy server.
You need ethernet lan ports or wireless adapters on your com and a wireless router to connect multiple pcs wirelessly/wired to the internet using 1 acct.
I think Nyrizsa described the answer to the initial question quite correct.
But of course, there are more problem emerging out of this state of a network:
Even on my own wireless network, which is consisting of 5 Laptops and 1 server I can't even access the elements on my intranet! Forget about playing games within.
I am trying to connect all my network components since more than
1 year, but I gave up recently! There is no way on XP I could have found, which is giving me full access to my own computers! Always a message appears which says: You dont have sufficient administrator rights! Its amazing.
Also at the moment I am running Antivirus and firewalls on each single one PC, although it would be more logic to have these utilities only installed on the server, the main recepient of the Internet connection.
Or maybe not? I don't know. Many unsolved questions with this windows.
Maybe the Windows server 2003 OS is better for putting on server's place,
but again I don't know. Does anyone has some ideas to these extended questions? Thanks in advance